Trauma Reports (Vol. 17, No. 3) – Blast Injuries – May 1, 2016

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Release date: May 2016

Valid through: May 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency, family, osteopathic, trauma, surgical, and general practice physicians and nurses who have contact with trauma patients.

Objectives

  • Discuss conditions that should increase suspicion for traumatic injuries;
  • Describe the various modalities used to identify different traumatic conditions;
  • Cite methods of quickly stabilizing and managing patients;
  • Identify possible complications that may occur with traumatic injuries.

Credit Available

Physicians

  • Maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.5 AOA Category 2-B credits
  • 3.0 ACEP Credits

Nurses

  • 3.0 ANCC Contact Hours

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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Credit Designation

Physicians

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association has approved this continuing education activity for up to 2.5 AOA Category 2-B credits.

This activity is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 3.0 hours of ACEP Category 1 credits.

Nurses

This activity has been approved for 3.0 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 3.0 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing

Authors

R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD, Coordinator of Research, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Baltimore.

Christopher Lemon, MD, Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore.

Peer Reviewer

Robert E. Falcone, MD, CEO, Central Ohio Trauma System, Clinical Professor of Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus.

Editors

Medical Editor:

Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Lead Primary Care Clinician

Associate Professor

Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine

Associate Pediatric Medical Director, MedFlight

Columbus, Ohio

AHC Media Executive Editor: Shelly Morrow Mark

Financial Disclosure

Author Dr. R. Gentry Wilkerson has received research grant/support from Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Shire PLC, and Redhill Biopharma. Author Dr. Christopher Lemon, Peer Reviewer Dr. Robert Falcone, Editor in Chief Dr. Ann Dietrich, Nurse Reviewer Sue Behrens, Editorial and Continuing Education Director Lee Landenberger, Executive Editor Leslie Coplin, and Executive Editor Shelly Morrow Mark report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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